Wendy Trott, who graduated in 2012 after a hugely successful career with the Georgia Bulldogs, was recently named a recipient of Today’s Top 10 Award. The award is given annually to 10 NCAA student-athletes who have excelled both academically and athletically.
Trott is a five-time SEC Champion and three-time NCAA champion. A distance specialist, she was the first in SEC history to win the mile all four years. She’s a school record holder in the 1000 and the mile and a two time Olympian for South Africa.
Outside the pool, Trott has received several accolades as well. Just this year, she was recognized as the swimmer with the highest GPA at NCAAs, the senior with the highest GPA in the athletic program at UGA, and the graduating female senior with the highest GPA at UGA. She graduated with a major in international affairs and a minor in french.
The Today’s Top 10 Award winners–Trott and nine others who used up their last year of eligibility in 2011-2012–will be recognized during the NCAA Convention in Texas this January. An NCAA Honors committee comprised of administrators from various institutions and former student-athletes selects the recipients each year. Trott was the only swimmer named an honoree this year.